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military service to build the america we know today. they took their skill, dedication, courage and faithful service and made our nation strong. help us to honor and dedicate our service to them; for, they are our american veterans. amen. >>now, i would like to invite ms. tammy duckworth, an army veteran and assistant secretary at the department of veterans affairs to lead as in the pledge of allegiance. >> present, arms. arms. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and it to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> please be seated. it is now my distinct privilege to introduce the leaders of the national veterans service organizations that comprise the veterans day national committee. the committee was formed by presidential order in 1954 to hold this annual observance in honor of america's veterans and to encourage and support veterans day observances throughout the nation. please hold your applause until i have introduced the special guests. if you are able, please stand when i call
things? oh, you are br to find out. hello, america. what is it that you really want from the government? what is it they're supposed to do? right now, i got to tell you, i would just settle for someone who knows how to operate a calculator -- no, no, knows how to operate the calculator, can read the calculator and tell me the numbers honestly. if you really believe some marxist utopian system is the way to go, use honesty, and make that chase for the redistributive change, don't hide behind our constitution saying anything. i mean, i would hide it myself. it is the only way to get it past the american people, considering the trouble in sean penn's beloved cuba and venezuela, despite -- i love this -- despite being one of the world's biggest energy producers, venezuela, experiencing massive blackouts and power loss. how is that working? chavez now wants to cap showers at 3 minutes. he actually came on and gave a personal guarantee that you won't stink. >> cuba says they have avoided a major energy crisis. how? by forcing people to shut off the power. i never even thought of that! let's j
people, we will ensure that america's legacy is a commitment, unwavering commitment to compassionate care for its 23 million veterans. from lexington and concord to antietam and dennis bygettysbur, kaisan, to fallujah, and afghanistan, and countless other places, the warriors we honor today have earned it the love, the respect and the admiration of a grateful nation. our guest today leads our efforts to honor veterans with great passion and resolved. and i know that firsthand. there is no stronger advocate for those who serve in uniform today for have served our nation in years past. ladies and gentlemen, it is with great personal pleasure and professional pride that i present to our commander in chief, the president of the united states of america. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. please be seated. thank you, secretary shinseki, for the generous introduction. more importantly, the extraordinary bravery with which you served as both on and off the battlefield. i want to thank our standing vice-president, joe biden and his wonderful wife for being here today. we want
't he? i'm going to go with him. how about you? decide, coming up. cheer glenn: hello, america. i always knew the news of the day would make an organ explode. we caught it in time and it wasn't actually on the air. i have been gone the last couple of days and so i want to cover some ground that you have already tilled, but i have to tell you something, i don't know how you do it every day and watch the news and be like, yeah, well, because i was about to have other organs just jump out of me. i may have missed this, so if i have, call me. has anybody over at the white house laicialed nidal malik hasan, you know, the terrorist who killed 13 57bdz wounded 30 more at fort hood an extremist? i have heard him referred to as a sheerts, which implies he had a gun, and several times as a gunman, oh, those evil guns. he has been called troubled, harassed. did you hear the story of is bumper sticker scratched off his car? i know he didn't want to be deployed. his cousin called him a good american on this station. an extremist, i guess i haven't heard that from the white house. of course, you would
to honor america's war veterans tomorrow, i am pleased to welcome on to the show a decorated vietnam war vet, who lost both of his legs and one arm while serving his country in vietnam, max cleland. he has his new memoir, "heart of a patriot," and is good to have you on the program. i saw your op-ed ppiece. we know that earlier today, president obama and forceless michelle obama went to fort hood. -- and first lady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first of all, the president should go to fort hood. these are his troops. these are our troops. they were killed by a man who went off of the edge. it was a terrorist act. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it was a terrorist act. it created terror. there was obviously something going on in his mind that comported with what was going on in his mind, and that triggered him. it was going on in his mind for awhile. he had not wanted to go to war against his compatriots in many ways, so he took out as much of america and the american war machine in his mind that he could. the problem is he killed
>>> making news in america this morning. >> flu deaths. h1n1 has killed thousands more people than first thought. did experts underestimate its power? >>> not done yet. what's left of ida has turned into a powerful nor'easter, looking to drench much of the east coast today. >>> and under arrest. mike tyson taken away in the back of a police car. it's thursday, november 12th, 2009. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us on this thursday. we begin with the battle against the swine flu. new government figures to be released soon showed that the flu is taking a much higher toll than we thought. >> by the latest estimate, the virus is rampant. on this map, states with widespread flu activity of colored in brown. that's swine flu activity. but how bad is it? viviana hurtado joins us with the latest numbers. >> reporter: good morning. these numbers are especially alarming because the vaccine continues to be in short supply. the h1n1 swine flu has killed more people than previously thought. 4,000 americans have already died from the virus. that's more than three-times an earlier es
across the country, a salute to america and the men and women in uniform. leanne gregg, nbc news. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> some of the first women ever to fly military aircraft were honored in dallas. 21 members from texas and the women's air force service pilots, world war ii pilots, known as watches, were given their proper recognition. senator kay bailey hutchison congratulated them. they'll each receive the congressional gold medal. >>> also in texas, a retired air force pilot was reunited with valuable lost possessions. he spent seven years as a p.o.w. in vietnam and left without his dog tags and wedding ring. after nearly 40 years, those items have been returned to him. and the best news of all, the ring still fits. >>> a new jersey man was also separated from a wedding ring, only it was his wife's and he had accidentally thrown it in the trash. not realizing that the ring was in an empty cup, he tossed it into the garbage. he contacted the dump and was sold it was in a ten-ton stack of trash. after hours of sifting he got out of
tribute. the nation honors america's bravest for their service and the nation honors america's bravest for their service and their sacrifice. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm christina brown. >>> today we begin with many options but no clear answer. senior administration officials say president obama plans to reject each of the possible scenarios laid out for a new american strategy in afghanistan. the president is pushing his national security team for more specifics on how, when and under what circumstances the u.s. will be able to turn over control to the afghan military. a key concern involves the credibility of president karzai's government, which is largely seen as corrupt, both inside and outside afghanistan. though the top u.s. commander there has called for at least 40,000 additional forces, the president wants to make clear that the u.s. is not pursuing an open-ended commitment. >>> well, in the wake of last week's deadly shooting at ft. ho hood, there are new reports that colleagues of the alleged shooter questioned his mental sta
, based on partnership, not paternalism. america provides funding and support and in return, partner nations develop their own strategy, and are held accountable for results. the country ownership will drive the global initiative to search for effective ways to deliver health services to people in desperate need, especially on the continent of africa. our first global health forum will have the foremost experts on developing disease, ambassador mark diobol. mark is a humble decent effective man, and the coordinator for aids relief, he led the effort to expand the number of patients receiving anti-viral treatment from 200,000 in 1983 to over 2 million in 2008. he is in africa today, beginning work on a project focused on mothers and newborn children. this is an area where research is urgently needed. infant and maternal mortality rates remain unexcessively high in the developing world. as part of his fellowship with the bush institute, mark will develop a strategy to provide timely effective and comprehensive health services to new mothers and babies and here is how he defined his goa
investigation of the massacre at fort hood. i'm shepard smith. this is fox news. as america honors those who sacrifice for this nation, we're geths new clues tonight -- we're getting new clues tonight about the attack at the army post and new word tonight from the suspect's lawyer. >> he understood who i was and he understands his current defense team. shepard: and what might have prevented the feds from investigating major hasan before the rampage. also, hearing for the first time from the hero sergeant who helped stop the suspect. but first from fox tonight, a first look inside the home of the suspect from fort hood. our camera crews entered his small apartment today in colleen, texas. just a few blocks away from the army post where he's accused of going on a shooting rampage killing 13 and wounding 29 others. a lot of the basics, chairs, laundry, cleaning supplies, and what may be clues to what major hasan may have been doing in the months, days and even hours before the attacks. clues from washington that they may allow them to fill in more blanks. let's go to chris gutierrez l
greening of america is finding new ways to make america a leader in the 21st century. neil: how do you do that, congressman, with someone who is, say, a biomedical expert at pfizer, or a top engineer at g.e., and he lost his job? what are they going to do for these guys? >> those are highly skilled. $10 billion. neil: i am telling you, that is the problem here. by and large, what is going on in corporate america is the issue here, and a lot of these folks for him to think you are finding jobs in the best interests, andiit ain't happening, so maybe than continuing to dig in that hole, we put that shovel down. >> i do not think the -- the administration has a problem with it, as well, and we have had an extension ends in november begin? we need to pass that safety reauthorization, and that is something -- and we have had an extension ends in november. we need to pass the safety and reauthorization. neil: i am sorry i am not more clear. that is my fault. i am wondering, if i am a ceo, i am wondering if the problem is more basic, sir, and by that, i mean there are a lot of bosses that realize
of those freedoms, have to be held back because you have that responsibility to keep america safe, and in this case, it is apparent or at least pretty apparent that hasan crossed the lines, but he never triggered anyone to call him out on it. greta: and tonight, 13 are dead. >> that is right. greta: congressman, thank you. i am sure we will hear more about it in the coming weeks, and we will learn more about more emails. thank you, sir. up next, the nation is waiting, and understandably, many veterans are on edge. when will the president to decide about afghanistan? we have new information for you. ambassador bolton is next. and steve moore shows up tonight. you do not want waistbands tugg. ready to hold your breath. (announcer) we understand. you need to save money. greta: president obama holds a meeting with his high-level advisers about afghanistan, and according to the associated press, the president rejected all of the options. meanwhile, it was reported that the u.s. ambassador in afghanistan has reservations about a troop surge because he has so many considerations about ha
ends, when you see our flag, when you touch our soil, you will be home in an america that is forever here for you just as you have been there for us. that is my promise, our nation's promise to you. >> later, president obama paid the first ever presidential visit to arlington cemetery section 60. that's the newly opened section reserved for veterans of the nation's current dual wars. of course, veterans day took on a different meaning today at ft. hood in texas. a strange day after the shooting that left 13 people dead. it's where we begin tonight with our own mark potter. mark, good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, brian. as sad as this community is, given what happened here, the mood today was much more upbeat as residents celebrated their veterans and current members of the military. >> thank you, guys. thank you. >> reporter: in killeen, texas, the town that supports ft. hood, veterans day is always an important celebration. but this year, because of the tragedy close by, is different. >> i feel like basically we just kind of had another attack, and every time -- even thou
for president. there could be an election early next year. deciding america's strategy for afghanistan is one of the top decisions that barack obama has to make. if could define his presidency -- it could define his presidency. >> in a memo to the white house, the ambassador has urged against sending more troops. that advice is counter to the wishes of the top u.s. general in afghanistan. >> it is his most agonizing decision to date, whether to send thousands of more troops to afghanistan. over 800 have already died there. in his search for an answer, the president is leaving no stone unturned. he had 8 separate meetings with his war council, discussions with his most senior advisers. a slow but a very deliberate process behind closed doors. a memo from america's ambassador warns the president not to send more troops without progress by the afghan government in tackling corruption. more proof that the president's advisers are split. >> it has taken a long time to make this decision. during that time, support for the war has decreased especially amongst his core constituents. >> this is a comp
>>> good morning, america. it's thursday, november 12th, 2009. and this morning, we take you inside the apartment of the alleged ft. hood shooter. looking for clues. and we tell you why the terrorism trackers missed the fact that he'd bought a gun. an abc news investigation. >>> soggy sequel. tropical storm ida dumping eight inches of rain. 20-foot waves. and forget the car keys. get out the canoe. >>> and they said this woman was statal attraction. sending letters to her lover's wife. for the first time, the woman at the middle of the espn scandal breaks her silence. a "gma" exclusive. >>> and get your country on. robin roberts, front and center, at country music's big night. what happened behind the scenes at the cma awards? >>> and good morning, america. i'm here in new york city. i'm diane sawyer. robin, still in nashville, after the big music event last night, the cma awards. loved that red, robin. >> oh, thank you so much, diane. we're still here in music city, usa. and we're in the ryman auditorium this morning. former home of the grand ole opry. it was a grand night for coun
and then praised all of those associated with america's armed forces past and present. >> we call this a holiday but for many veterans it is another day of memories that drive them to live their lives each day as best as they possibly can. for our troops it is another day in harm's way. for their families, it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one and the concern for their safety. for our wounded warriors it is another day of slow recovery. >> the president also called attention to veterans of the vietnam war as a p.o.w. mia flag was raised. >> just as you have never forgotten our fallen commrads neither will we. as long as i'm commander in chief america will do right by them. >> visitors paused by the rain- soaked wall today to pay tributes to the americans lost. the weather did not keep the president from visiting section 60 of arlington national cemetery after his wreath laying. this is where military killed in iraq and afghanistan are laid to rest. >> that is why we fight. in hopes of a day when we no longer need to. >> after this morning's events president obama met with his war
't care who you voted for -- let's talk about what we need to do to make america as strong as she once was. that is why we put on the uniform, to defend this democracy. i think this democracy has lost some strength in terms of its military and defenses and its role as a leader in the world. i look forward to when we can take the place again. host: what is your role in those statements now? guest: we have started to make that change with the election of president obama. we have sent out the message that america is changing. i don't think anyone has placed more emphasis on bipartisanship then our president. the fact that i could be a critic and then work to fix it is an important change. the fact that we brought it in the secretary who will fix the va. he transformed the army when chief of staff of the army. now will work hard to transform the va and i am pleased to be part of that team. host: good morning, caller. caller: good morning, i am fine. i am virginia from florida. guest: hi, virginia. host: bell ahead, you are on. go ahead with your question or statement. caller: ok, and need to f
's whathis film is about. we're going too around the world to see what ssons we can learn fix america's sick, sick health care system. i' covered the world as a foreign correspondent, andight now i'm writing a book abo health care systems erseas. firsstop on my tour is great britain, wre our family lived for five years. even thougthe uk is our closest ropean ally, its health ce solution that is, the vernment-run national health service-- may seem to close to soclism for most american still, we can len something here. for about half of what we pa per person, the nhcovers everybody and has mewhat better health statisti, longer lifexpectancy, lower infant mortality. britain's national health servicis dedicated to the oposition that you should never have to pay medical bill. the nhs, there's no insuran premium,o co-pay, no fee at all. the system covers evybody. and, you kno when we lived here, my family got really gd care from the nhs, althoh we often had to wait to see doctor. and yet the newspars here are full of nhs rror stories-- raoning, waiting lists, terrible mistake so i've come to londo
. this is the heartland of america. there are people here from every state in america, people u.s. service, from world war ii en route, -- people who have served from world war ii on word -- onward. they have got sons and daughters serving in our military today. they do not want those sons and daughters to go off and fight a war we cannot win, and they know we cannot win if we do not know who r&b is. sean: colonel, we cannot call it a "war on terror" anymore. how dangerous is that, what is clearly what the 9/11 commission warned us so adamantly about? >> it has been more -- long known in strategy that if you do not know your enemy, you will lose. we have got to understand who our enemy is. our enemy is a radical jihadis m, and these folks out here are not going to stand for it. you have been to these tea parties over the summer, and let me tell you, this is the biggest tea party. these people are upset. [cheers and applause] sean: this goes to something you have dealt with for a large part of your career, which is the difference between a radical islam and islam. do you think we have gotten to the point w
to "bbc world news," in america and around the globe. coming up later for you. the region that deeply troubles the kremlin, a special report where suicide bombings are now a daily reality, and a sniffer dog that turned in afghanistan after more than a year missing in action. >> hello, it's an unusual dark assessment of the condition of russia, in his second state of nation draegz, medvedev has described his country's mission in brutal terms, he wants complete overhaul, years of energy crisis has caused many problems, and many are in fear of loss of their job, and is he the man to deliver radical change. >> d mitt medvedev. >> 18 months after becoming 7.bw president, mr. medvedev delivered a bleak and blunt message. the time is running out for russia to turn itself into a modern nation, with a strong stable economy. >> we should admit that we have not done enough to overcome the primitive structure of russia's economy, and our embarrass reliance on oil and gas. >> the political elite assembled here are not used to listening to such criticism of the way that they have been running the c
. he was awarded by the boy scouts of america. and what a night it was. brian: rush limbaugh flew in. there's gretchen. he flew in and introduced roger ailes before he got his award, an incredible speech. believe it or not, he didn't have to write it down. he was able to ad lib the entire thing. gretchen: he does do a three-hour radio show every day. it was a wonderful event. these young boys, one of them god up to speak and he had the whole crowd in his hand. he was very funny. brian: 12 years old. gretchen: 12 years old. it brought us all back to what we remembered growing up, traditional values. tsms a wonderful night -- it was a wonderful night. also our own bill hemmer was the host. he did a fantastic job. steve: so here he is, the good scout of 2009, roger ailes, last night. >> every generation gets called to meet a challenge. this generation will as well. i am heartened to know that what the enemies of america don't know is that some day they will meet the courage, resilience, dedication of these young americans we are so proud of, and they will keep america free. thank you. b
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. the next news is at noon with j.c. and kim. have a great morning. america is strong and resilient. and we'll pull through these tough times, we always have. and the companies building the internet are leading this technology driven recovery. more than one hundred billion dollars in private investment over the last two years has spurred innovation, launching new online service and content and put more than three million americans to work. an economic success story. expanding and growing by building a smarter, faster, safer internet. broadband for america: it's working.
. it is veterans day and we thank all of you out there who have served your country. america is the strongest nation on earth, largely because of you. the military and the fort hood massacre, that is the subject of this evening's "talking points" memo. a new rasmussen poll said 81% of americans have a favorable view of the military, just 9%, just 9%, unfavorable. now, i'm guessing some of that 9% in the media. but now there's a military controversy over the nissan hasan. the information was passed along to the army and the army said that's not true. only a congressional investigate will get to the bottom of this and there should be one because there's no question, no question, that nidal malik hasan is a terrorist. a man who murdered 13 innocent people because of jihad, the muslim holly war. as "talking points" stated last night, the massacre at fort hood is not a crime, a tragedy, norlt the action of a man snapping. it is an act of war perpetrated by a muslim terrorist who believes that infidels should die. now, we all know the obama administration and many other americans have trouble with
of their empathy as well as their broader vision of what america should be. this is a stunning declaration, i think, to those of us who dedicated our professional lives to the law. this standard stings the years. to the president, the constitution, i would argue, is no longer the supreme law of the land. control by the judges for societal change and political transformation, this is what i call a call for activism. to a administered justice without respect to persons, to do equal right to the poor and the rich, and to act faithfully and impartially under the constitution the laws of the united states is replaced by a new approach. this new approach freeze the lifetime appointed [unintelligible] and permit him to involve long to achieve their desired outcome. in short, the empathy standard is a politically new, but carefully chosen codeword for the bold and brazen judicial activism. consider the words of justice so my yousotomayor. in her speeches, she repeatedly said that it was right and natural that a judge's opinions, sympathies, and prejudices would influence their decision making and for their
'll hear from jim and his players, 9sports, live from the ball park coming up. america is strong and resilient. and we'll pull through these tough times, we always have. and the companies building the internet are leading this technology driven recovery. more than one hundred billion dollars in private investment over the last two years has spurred innovation, launching new online service and content and put more than three million americans to work. an economic success story. expanding and growing by building a smarter, faster, safer internet. broadband for america: it's working. : it's time for 9sports with brett haber. >> welcome back to nationals park, everybody. jim is all too familiar with the curse of being the interim manager, just a year ago, he held that same position with the seattle mariners. he got passed over. but not this time. rig lman introduced as the third skipper in national's history today. this after the 57-year-old maryland native took over for manny acta. riggleman refocused and the players responded. while he is not predicting a magical turn around, he
maintains several titles. phantom corps, americas hammer. yet, the one we are so proud of is the family first corps, as this will spawn some demonstrated focus and commitment to our families. that will continue. all of our gunshot victims remain in local hospitals. one in i see you, and 11 remained on the boards. all of them remained in stable conditions. behavioral health officials continue to assist us here at fort hood. since the incident, over 100 of them have augmented for a good staff, enhancing our capability to assist across the command -- over 100 of them have augmented fort hood staff. they are out there supporting us right now. collectively, they have been able to make nearly 3000 individual contacts so far. all of the would have received a critical incident stress debriefing. all president at the same -- all present at the scene are receiving the same debrief. our goal is to make sure all require or desire help get it. we are going against any premature determination that all is ok. all unit commanders and leaders are actively engaged in this process. this is not only a medi
. moments ago, new unemployment numbers into "america's newsroom." the labor department reports first-time jobless claims came in last week at 502,000. the good news is the lowest level on claims since january. the bad news, if you are one of those people, that's not a good sign. good morning, everybody. i am bill hemmer. good morning to you. juliet: thank you very much for having me back. the national unemployment rate is 10.2%. when you add in the folks who have quit filene or quit looking, real unemployment stands at 17.5% 31 out of every six american workers is unemployed. it is the highest since the greatestgreat depression. bill: i do not mean to sound like a broken record, but it is back to the same issue again and again. >> i think most americans believe a recovery happens when they feel secure. i have to say that i am more confused by this crazy economy than i have been in the 25 years i have been in this business. look at what has happened with the stock market over the past six months and in the past few weeks. it's been an incredible bull market expansion. you start to see
in washington and as the commander in chief honored america's heroes of the past and present, he contemplated whether to send more troops into harm's way in the near future. white house correspondent wendell goler has the story. >> like every president since woodrow wilson, barack obama used veterans day to reaffirm the nation's commitment to the men and women who have preserved our freedom, but a day after grieving with the soldiers at fort hood and hours before an 8th strategy session on afghanistan, his thoughts were very much on service men and women still in uniform. >> for our troops, it is another day in harm's way. for their families, it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one, and the concern for their safety. >> the president and first lady spent time in the section of arlington national cemetery where casualties from iraq and afghanistan are brewer ried. they spoke with some of the family members who were paying their own respects. mr. obama says it influences his decision to send troops into harm's way but some republicans think the meetings help him hesitate and even to
for america, bad for iraq. we have seen 1.5 million iraqi refugees. a quarter of a million syrians refugees. when they were bombarding lebanon in 2006, 625,000 lebanese refugees fled into syria. we are overwhelmed by this crisis. we pleaded with the bush administration, don't go and start yet another war in our region, yet another crisis in our region. today according to the united nations there are 4.2 million iraqi refugees displaced in our region. this is the largest exodus in the history of mankind. it's a tragic thing that has befallen iraq. it's bad for america, it's bad for syria, it's bad for everybody. this is what i'm saying. >> one point here which is remember what you just did in here. general odierno did not say, did not accuse the government of saudi arabia or jordan or turkey, all of whom have very long borders with serious -- with iraq, did not accuse the government of stopping the flow of jihadia. he accused one government and that the government of syria. >> i present official government. we are working with the government of the united states of america on security. secon
at home and in europe. latin america is the only market that had stronger sales, especially argentina. businesses and cost cutting and the introduction of new beers is the reason. in an start to things this morning. stocks ending yesterday's session higher. the federal reserve will keep interest rates low. gold futures rising 27% so far this year. gold may hit a record high of $1,300 an ounce by the end of the year. it is trading at $1,116 an ounce. it is close to the record high we saw yesterday. increase government borrowing is keeping the value of the dollar low. according to the wall street journal, the obama administration may use money from the terps fund to close the deficit. at the new york stock exchange, jane and keen. -- kaining. >> we have good news for those that like the occasional cocktail but you like -- to not like it watered-down. accompanying says it will take a few minutes for the liquor ice cubes to process in the machine. no more watered down and drinks. >> as they melt, you're drunk gets stronger as opposed to a reg'lar drink with regular ice -- your drink gets
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. >> we are already working with the government of the united states of america on securing the state of the iraqi borders. second, what my colleague will lott said that is he has a selective way of choosing things. we have a long list of statements by u.s. generals and iraq, on the record, and we will give you the names. send me an e-mail that will give you my card right now. i want to be a long list of official, on the occurred quotations by top-ranking american journalists in iraq saying that of -- top-ranking american generals and direct saying that of course the worst problem of the insurgents in iraq, but they did not come to more than 2% or 3% of the total number of insurgents in iraq. . mainly homegrown. do we allow them to cross into iraq to? of coarse we don't. regardless of public statements i'm sorry i can't disclose everything, but i will say it this way. we are actually working with the obama administration decision. we are working with the u.s. military on this issue. "-begin-double-quote we've be there. people always try to tell you misinformation or disinformation, in
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to spend some time looking at the role of journalists and their coverage of america's conflicts. and to talk about this we're joined by john maxwell hamilton. he's a former foreign correspondent and currently the dean of journalism at louisiana state university. he's also the author of "journalism's roving eye: a history of american foreign reporting." thank you very much for joining us on the program. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> how do you think that our reporting of the wars in afghanistan and iraq compare to past conflicts like world war i and ii and vietnam? >> compared in terms of quality of reporting? i'd say probably on a par. the fact is war coverage, combat reporting, is very difficult to do. you're on one side and you obviously have patriotic sensitivities on the part of readers, viewers and listeners and editors and political leaders who don't want you to stray too far from that. so in a case like that, it's hard to provide balanced news. it's hard to provide news about the other side. >> most of the recent war reporting thate see has been done by reporters, journal
. >> all deserve respect. >>> stay with us for "good morning america," coming up at 7:00. >> and for updates anytime, check out our websit >>> just mom watch, as every rain hits parts of the commonwealth. >> more missed signals. one week air after the deadly shooting at fort hood, people are speaking out. >> we will of people who will get sick and some will die. >> the death toll from the swine flu keeps rising. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> could thursday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning, everybody. we have been restored to your thursday morning. we're tracking the streets and the skies. >> brian van de graaff begins our storm watch coverage. we have had better days out there. >> we have. we do have an inch of rain over at reagan national. areas south and east of the city, down towards tidewater, they're really getting slammed. we're in the mid 40's downtown. it is going to be off and
to supplement the steps we've already taken to put america back to work. that's what this forum is about. >> reporter: moments later, the president left the white house to begin a nine-day far east trip, full of its own challenges. he'll begin tomorrow in japan, where new prime minister yukio hatoyama is asserting some independence from the u.s. on foreign policy and trade. in china, the issues likely will include chinese concerns about u.s. budget deficits; u.s. complaints the chinese currency is undervalued; what to do about climate change; and how to deal with iran's and north korea's nuclear programs. but even overseas, the press of the health care initiative back home won't be far away. the president still is pushing democratic leaders in congress to pass a final bill by year's end. in recent days, mr. obama also has consoled the military community at fort hood, texas after 13 people were killed in last week's mass shootings. >> every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil town; every dawn that a flag is unfurled; every moment that an american enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit o
in america's future - working to create an internet that's smart, mobile and safe. last year at&t invested more than any other company in the u.s. and we're continuing to invest this year, to expand and enhance our wireless and wired networks. we support a national plan that ensures high speed internet access and enables adoption by all americans, over the next five years. adoption by all americans, over the next five years. the future is our business. at&t. your world delivered. south the family of executed sniper john muhammed has changed its mind about sharing his last words with the public. mohammed's son lindbergh williams said he planned to ask his father why he committed the shootings. the family was supposed to read a letter from muhammed yesterday but decided reading that letter would be inappropriated. >>> the u.s. army psychiatrist accused of killing 1 people at forte hood could be formally charge -- at fort hood could be formally charged as soon as today. a group of doctors voiced concerns about his overzealous religious views and argumentative nature. the according to the post
agree with what the ambassador has said. >> america's top commander wants to deploy another 40,000 troops to afghanistan, and nato's secretary-general this asking the u.s. to follow suit. >> the only way forward is to transfer responsibility to the afghans, themselves. people ask me, one of the mission in afghanistan and? the mission is clear, when the afghans are able to take responsibility for themselves. çtherefore, we need to train ad educate more afghan soldiers and police. >> president karzai knows his government is under close -- closer scrutiny than ever. the presence of german troops is unpopular with many back home. çtoon, a decision to be made by everyone. -- soon, the decision to be made by everyone. >> the brazilian government has said a severe storm was to blame for a power cut that left 16 million people without electricity. at first it was suggested a hydroelectric dam failed, but officials have not said that the problem was due to lightning. a problem in the world bank has found africa has the weakest infrastructure and the population pays twice as much for
, they can grow to be over 40 pounds. >> it's america's largest rodent. >> feel the coat. you see that was actually part of the fur trade many years ago. and they actually used to shoot the beavers for that unfortunately. these are great little animals. >> nature's natural engineers. they can be up to six, eight feet high, some of the big dams. this is a capibara? >> you impress me. this is just a pup. they can have three or four pups at one time. >> it gets to be 100 pounds, which is like your size. >> i wish. thanks, deb. >> you see the toes are webbed. so they can stay under water for up to five minutes at a time and they're actually a delicacdelic. this is part of their natural diet. you find them throughout central and south america. they're very aquatic type of row departmen rodent and growing over 100 pounds. they taste more like rabbit. >> poor guy. can we get to the cubs? >> bring them out. this is the best part. these are two lion cubs. they're male and female. they're ten weeks old. >> can i hold the other one is this. >> yes, you can. this is fantastic. they're ten wee
to somebody who sneezes. >> she might be the most blessed person in america. or perplexed. the 12 year-old lauren johnson has a rather bad case of sneezing. numbering thousands of eruptions a day. >> i cannot stop sneezing. it goes off eight or nine times a day -- a minute. >> no signs of stopping any time soon. it comes out of the blue. blew. >> it it is different. i just went with it, thinking it would not last so long. but it's been two weeks now. it hasn't stopped. >> might it be her beloved dog out or the spring grass they play on. no one knows. >> i am baffled. >> her mother says the glory of doctor visits and medications have done little to solve this. >> nobody will knows how to treat it all what is going to work. even in cases where it might work, it comes back again. >> desperate for answers, her mother saw a stigmatists and psychotherapists. >> my place is to distress the family and guide them through the medical and mental health parts of this. >> still the sneezing continues. >> i have to have my homework center here and teachers helping me. >> all she wants is to get bac
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